1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: More Fishing Vessels Chasing Fewer Fish

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A new analysis of global fishing data has found the world’s fishing
fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of
effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent.

Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
the study by researchers from the University of Tasmania and CSIRO
found the global fishing fleet grew from 1.7 million vessels in 1950 to
3.7 million in 2015.

However, despite better technology and increased motorisation,
modern fishing vessels take only one fifth of the catch per unit of
effort (CPUE) that the 1950s fishing fleet achieved.

IMAS and CMS PhD student Yannick Rousseau, who led the study, said
the findings reflect growing pressure on marine resources and a fall in
the abundance of fish.

“What we have seen over the last 65 years is more and more fishing vessels chasing fewer fish,” Mr Rousseau said.

“Since 1950 a dramatic increase in the size of the fishing fleet in
Asia has more than off-setting small declines in North America and
Western Europe.

“Most of the increase in vessel numbers has been in motorised
fishing boats, a change from the unpowered ‘artisanal’ fishing vessels
that once characterised Asian and African fishing fleets.

“But, despite its advanced technology and increased numbers, the
modern motorised fleet is having to work much harder to catch fewer
fish,” he said.

Mr Rousseau said fisheries scientists use a measure of catch per
unit of effort (CPUE) to assess fisheries management and the well-being
of fish stocks.

“CPUE reflects how many fish are caught for the amount of effort
expended, such as during a day’s fishing, and this measure paints a dark
picture of the state of the ocean’s resources.

“In recent years a sharp drop in CPUE in Southeast Asia, Latin
America and the Southern Mediterranean indicates their fisheries
expanded at a much faster rate than fish stocks could support.”

The study found that in developed countries such as Australia more
effective fisheries management and a sharp fall in the size of the
fishing fleet over the last decade has led to a recent stabilisation of
CPUE.

“However, on current worldwide trends we can expect to see a further
one-million vessels on the water by mid-century and the average engine
power of the global fleet continues to increase,” Mr Rousseau said.

“These changes will further challenge the sustainable use of fisheries resources in coming years.

“This is a particular concern for populations in regions such as
Southeast Asia, where a high proportion of people rely on fish for
sustenance.

“Our findings suggest that additional management measures are
urgently warranted to ensure the future sustainability of global marine
resources,” Mr Rousseau said.

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Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: More Fishing Vessels Chasing Fewer Fish

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A new analysis of global fishing data has found the world’s fishing
fleet doubled in size over the 65-years to 2015 but for the amount of
effort expended the catch fell more than 80 per cent.

Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
the study by researchers from the University of Tasmania and CSIRO
found the global fishing fleet grew from 1.7 million vessels in 1950 to
3.7 million in 2015.

However, despite better technology and increased motorisation,
modern fishing vessels take only one fifth of the catch per unit of
effort (CPUE) that the 1950s fishing fleet achieved.

IMAS and CMS PhD student Yannick Rousseau, who led the study, said
the findings reflect growing pressure on marine resources and a fall in
the abundance of fish.

“What we have seen over the last 65 years is more and more fishing vessels chasing fewer fish,” Mr Rousseau said.

“Since 1950 a dramatic increase in the size of the fishing fleet in
Asia has more than off-setting small declines in North America and
Western Europe.

“Most of the increase in vessel numbers has been in motorised
fishing boats, a change from the unpowered ‘artisanal’ fishing vessels
that once characterised Asian and African fishing fleets.

“But, despite its advanced technology and increased numbers, the
modern motorised fleet is having to work much harder to catch fewer
fish,” he said.

Mr Rousseau said fisheries scientists use a measure of catch per
unit of effort (CPUE) to assess fisheries management and the well-being
of fish stocks.

“CPUE reflects how many fish are caught for the amount of effort
expended, such as during a day’s fishing, and this measure paints a dark
picture of the state of the ocean’s resources.

“In recent years a sharp drop in CPUE in Southeast Asia, Latin
America and the Southern Mediterranean indicates their fisheries
expanded at a much faster rate than fish stocks could support.”

The study found that in developed countries such as Australia more
effective fisheries management and a sharp fall in the size of the
fishing fleet over the last decade has led to a recent stabilisation of
CPUE.

“However, on current worldwide trends we can expect to see a further
one-million vessels on the water by mid-century and the average engine
power of the global fleet continues to increase,” Mr Rousseau said.

“These changes will further challenge the sustainable use of fisheries resources in coming years.

“This is a particular concern for populations in regions such as
Southeast Asia, where a high proportion of people rely on fish for
sustenance.

“Our findings suggest that additional management measures are
urgently warranted to ensure the future sustainability of global marine
resources,” Mr Rousseau said.

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Global Strep A Vaccine One Step Closer

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The search for a global Strep A vaccine has narrowed after researchers sequenced the DNA of more than 2000 Group A Streptococcus
samples from around the world. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger
Institute, the University of Cambridge, the Peter Doherty Institute for
Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) in Australia, and the
University of Queensland, Australia, revealed the differences between
strains from more than 20 countries, and identified potential vaccine
targets present across most strains.

Published today in Nature Genetics, the 10-year project
found there were some molecular targets present in bacterial strains
from all 20 countries, including the UK, Australia and India, which
point to the possibility of developing an effective global vaccine
against Strep A.

Group A Streptococcus bacteria, commonly known as Strep A,
is one of the top 10 causes of death from infectious diseases worldwide.
It is estimated to cause more than half a million deaths per year*,
mainly in low-income regions of the world. It can cause many different
infections, ranging from Strep throat, which is widely seen in the
developed world, to scarlet fever and rheumatic heart disease, which are
constantly present and considered endemic in lower-income areas of the
globe.

There is no effective vaccine yet for Strep A, and the search for a
vaccine is hampered by the variety of Strep A strains. Until now, most
of the information has come from high-income areas such as the UK and
US, however, very little is known about Strep A in the low-income areas
of the world where it causes the most problems. This means that current
vaccine candidates may not be effective in all areas.

To remedy this, the researchers collected more than 2,000 samples of
Strep A from 22 countries around the world, including countries in
Africa and the Pacific, New Zealand and Australian Aboriginal
communities. By sequencing and analysing the DNA of each sample, they
were able to determine the genes present in each strain, and see the
variety in strains across the world.

The project found that current leading Strep A vaccine candidates
would have limited coverage in the low-income areas where Strep A is
endemic and the vaccine is most needed.

Dr Mark Davies, lead author from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and
University of Melbourne’s Doherty Institute, said: “Using large-scale
genomic sequencing, we identified the existence of more than 290
genetically different lineages of clinically important Strep A,
highlighting the challenges of designing an effective global vaccine.
However, using all the data we collected, we narrowed down common genes
in almost all strains of Strep A globally. This is a tremendous step
forward in identifying what may work as a global vaccine candidate.”

Prof Gordon Dougan, an author from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and
University of Cambridge, said: “Millions of people around the world are
affected by Strep A. It can cause a range of conditions, from sore
throats and outbreaks of scarlet fever in the UK, to infections leading
to rheumatic heart disease in populations such as the Australian
Aboriginal population. In addition to aiding research into a vaccine,
genomic data from our study will help researchers understand how Strep A
causes disease and why it is different in high-income areas to endemic
regions.”

Professor Mark Walker, a senior author on the paper and Director of
Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, from the University of
Queensland, said: “This research has the potential to fast track a
much-needed Strep A vaccine as developers and the wider scientific
community can now use our database to identify the most common genes as
vaccine targets. I believe a global vaccine is possible and these
research findings, in addition to increased funding commitments, will
renew the momentum towards the search for a global vaccine.”

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Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: Global Strep A Vaccine One Step Closer

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The search for a global Strep A vaccine has narrowed after researchers sequenced the DNA of more than 2000 Group A Streptococcus
samples from around the world. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger
Institute, the University of Cambridge, the Peter Doherty Institute for
Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) in Australia, and the
University of Queensland, Australia, revealed the differences between
strains from more than 20 countries, and identified potential vaccine
targets present across most strains.

Published today in Nature Genetics, the 10-year project
found there were some molecular targets present in bacterial strains
from all 20 countries, including the UK, Australia and India, which
point to the possibility of developing an effective global vaccine
against Strep A.

Group A Streptococcus bacteria, commonly known as Strep A,
is one of the top 10 causes of death from infectious diseases worldwide.
It is estimated to cause more than half a million deaths per year*,
mainly in low-income regions of the world. It can cause many different
infections, ranging from Strep throat, which is widely seen in the
developed world, to scarlet fever and rheumatic heart disease, which are
constantly present and considered endemic in lower-income areas of the
globe.

There is no effective vaccine yet for Strep A, and the search for a
vaccine is hampered by the variety of Strep A strains. Until now, most
of the information has come from high-income areas such as the UK and
US, however, very little is known about Strep A in the low-income areas
of the world where it causes the most problems. This means that current
vaccine candidates may not be effective in all areas.

To remedy this, the researchers collected more than 2,000 samples of
Strep A from 22 countries around the world, including countries in
Africa and the Pacific, New Zealand and Australian Aboriginal
communities. By sequencing and analysing the DNA of each sample, they
were able to determine the genes present in each strain, and see the
variety in strains across the world.

The project found that current leading Strep A vaccine candidates
would have limited coverage in the low-income areas where Strep A is
endemic and the vaccine is most needed.

Dr Mark Davies, lead author from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and
University of Melbourne’s Doherty Institute, said: “Using large-scale
genomic sequencing, we identified the existence of more than 290
genetically different lineages of clinically important Strep A,
highlighting the challenges of designing an effective global vaccine.
However, using all the data we collected, we narrowed down common genes
in almost all strains of Strep A globally. This is a tremendous step
forward in identifying what may work as a global vaccine candidate.”

Prof Gordon Dougan, an author from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and
University of Cambridge, said: “Millions of people around the world are
affected by Strep A. It can cause a range of conditions, from sore
throats and outbreaks of scarlet fever in the UK, to infections leading
to rheumatic heart disease in populations such as the Australian
Aboriginal population. In addition to aiding research into a vaccine,
genomic data from our study will help researchers understand how Strep A
causes disease and why it is different in high-income areas to endemic
regions.”

Professor Mark Walker, a senior author on the paper and Director of
Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, from the University of
Queensland, said: “This research has the potential to fast track a
much-needed Strep A vaccine as developers and the wider scientific
community can now use our database to identify the most common genes as
vaccine targets. I believe a global vaccine is possible and these
research findings, in addition to increased funding commitments, will
renew the momentum towards the search for a global vaccine.”

Eurasia Review

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“fbi surveillance” – Google News: Lindsey Graham: Obama Officials Worried That Declassification Would Expose Potential Misbehavior – The Epoch Times

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“fbi surveillance” – Google News: Lindsey Graham: Obama Officials Worried That Declassification Would Expose Potential Misbehavior – The Epoch Times
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said in a recent interview that he believes officials from the Obama administration are opposing the declassification of documents relating to the origin of the Russia probe because they are afraid of being “exposed for taking the law in their own hands.”
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In the ongoing effort to distract from President Donald Trump’s corruption and lawlessness, Republicans and right-wing media are joining his calls to denounce the FBI, claiming that the Russia investigation was a “coup” against him.
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“fbi aclu report” – Google News: Uncle of Missing Utah 5-Year-Old Was ‘Deceitful’ Under Questioning, Cops Say – The Daily Beast

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The parents of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared in Utah on Saturday said they are “overwhelmed, scared, and saddened by the recent, tragic events”—as the uncle believed to have been with the child allegedly tried to mislead police.
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Two weeks ago, a client asked wedding planner Michele Adams to inquire about organizing a party for 150 out-of-town guests at NOLA Brewery in New Orleans. Adams’ client had visited the small brewery on Tchoupitoulas Street in the Irish Channel and liked the casual, gritty vibe.
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Twitter Search / PalmerReport: With friends like this, Donald Trump doesn’t need enemies https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/friends-like-this-enemies/18250 …

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“Trump” – Google News: Stocks in Asia rise; Trump continues Japan visit on hopes of a trade deal – CNBC

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Stocks in Asia rise; Trump continues Japan visit on hopes of a trade deal  CNBC

Shares in Asia were higher in Tuesday morning trade, with U.S. President Donald Trump continuing his visit to Japan.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. World from Michael_Novakhov (25 sites): FOX News: 2 dead, including child, in stabbing attack in Japan

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